Neon lights have been around for nearly a century and are known for their reliability. But in the age of modern technology, when things are moving as fast as they are, it’s often hard to keep up with the new gadgets and gizmos, and let’s be honest—you can often do just fine with what you already have. But that’s not the case when it comes to updating your neon signs. There are many reasons why someone would decide to retire or update their neon signs to custom LED signs.


Updating to custom LED signs will save you money in more than one way. Not only is the initial cost roughly 10% lower than that of neon signs, LED signs can save you up to 80% in energy bills.


Due to the outdated technology of neon lights, energy usage with these signs require a high amount of electricity to operate, which can be unnecessary and harmful to the environment since there are other, more eco-friendly and energy-efficient options out there. LED signs use anywhere from 10 to 60 times less wattage than neon signs and don’t contain any toxic gasses which, if released, can be harmful to the environment.

Performance and Maintenance

First off, if you need to get your signs shipped to you, it’s good to know that LED lights are one-third to one-fifth thinner than their neon counterparts, and are therefore lighter and less fragile, which makes shipping and installation easier.

Second and most importantly, LEDs are known for their outstanding performance. They shine brighter and more clearly than neon lights, making them more appealing and easier to read from a distance – even in broad daylight!

Neon lights require maintenance due to the gasses, glass tubes, argon, and mercury used in them. Thanks to the simplicity of LED lights, there is little-to-no maintenance involved and you are less likely to run into problems in the long run. They are extremely durable and, even when left on 24/7, can last up to 100,000 hours.

A brighter future for your signs

Ray Neon Signs remains as is. Even if we have moved on to the more environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and brighter world of custom LED signs, we’re keeping the tradition of neon signs with us.

If you’re still using neon signs and are looking for an update, request a quote today!
Note:There is absolutely no obligation and our highly experienced team of representatives is happy to answer any of your custom signs questions.
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